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December 15, 2018

Can You Rejuvenate A Lead Acid Battery?

lead acid battery

Do you have a few old lead-acid batteries in your garage that have been laying around for months or years because they won’t hold a charge anymore? Before you throw them away, you should try rejuvenating them. Can you rejuvenate a lead acid battery? Yes! With a little bit of effort, you can identify which

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December 12, 2018

What Is Undercutting In Welding?

what is undercutting in welding

Undercutting is a common problem for welders, so I thought I would write an article for those who are new to welding. Welding defects can be in all sizes, shapes, and degrees. Welding defects are usually application-oriented or material-oriented, but there are other ways that defects such as undercutting can occur.   So what is undercutting

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December 08, 2018

Can You Weld Without A Welder

can you weld without a welder

Hobbyists who enjoy building and working on DIY projects in their home may run into a project from time to time where you need to join two pieces of metal together but you don’t have a welder. Welding can take some practice not to mention the equipment and supplies needed for welding one job just

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December 05, 2018

How To Remove Powder Coating (4 Different Methods)

how to remove powder coating

If you’ve ever tried to strip an object that has been powder coated before, you know how stubborn it can be. Durability is a major benefit of powder coating but also makes it a pain to remove. How can you remove powder coating? Powder coating can be removed using chemical strippers, heat, abrasives, or lasers.

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December 03, 2018

Can You Weld In The Rain?

can you weld in the rain?

Electricity and water don’t usually mix. But is it possible to safely weld in the rain? The answer is a bit more complicated than you might think. Can you weld in the rain? Technically yes you can it’s not illegal to weld in the rain according to OSHA. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a

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November 17, 2018

How Can I Make Clean Plasma Cuts?

There are very few things quite as annoying as when you’re fighting with your tools. Generally speaking, a well-maintained plasma cutting system runs like a dream. Sometimes, though, you’ll be banging your head against the wall. So how can you make clean plasma cuts? You can make clean plasma cuts by cutting at the correct

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November 16, 2018

How Much Air Does a Plasma Cutter Need?

how much air does a plasma cutter need

Plasma cutters are great tools to have in the shop. You could hardly find a faster tool for cutting out all kinds of shapes out of metal plates and sheets. Before you get one, though, you should make sure that your shop can support it. One of the things that plasma cutters need is compressed

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November 11, 2018

Can You Weld In Your Garage?

can I weld in my garage?

You may be thinking about starting to weld as a hobby or setting up a part-time welding business at home in your garage. Or maybe you own a rental property with a garage and have a renter who wants to do some welding in it. Well, we have thought this through before, however, several important

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November 04, 2018

Why Does Powder Coating Flake Off?

why does powder coating flake off

Powder coating is a great way of protecting metal surfaces; it adheres better than most paint, it’s more durable, and it’s more environmentally friendly. You can get a huge range of vibrant colors, and even control the texture of the finish. Sometimes, though, you’ll see it flake off. This can be really disappointing since it

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October 26, 2017

Power Take Off

Power Take Off – Truck Power Take Off
Is a splined driveshaft with a typical application set up on a farm tractor for power to a separate piece of machinery or attachment. This type of application is limited with a tractor because it cannot travel down the highway at 55 + M.P.H. With this option you would be able to travel to many job sites getting more jobs completed in one day.

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